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BMW Victoria/MINI Victoria


This development transformed an abandoned warehouse into a one-of-a-kind project on the island. Many would not have thought the lonely building, formerly home to PSC Natural Foods, could result in much but the owners had great visions for it. With the help of project architects, contractors, sub-contractors and all of the other trades and skills involved, some of the old structure was able to be used, equipping it with the most current technologies, modern designs and green features. The design of the new facility had to represent the dynamism of BMW while also capturing the fun and hip character of what makes MINI. The on-site rain garden reduces rain runoff by allowing storm water to soak into the ground rather than flowing into storm drains and surface waters, helping to improve the water quality in the surrounding area. With a green roof and thermal insulation, energy usage is reduced, and a state-of-the-art air conditioning and lighting system allows the company to control the schedule of the lights.

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Victoria Real Estate Board

3035 Nanaimo Street, Victoria, BC, V8T 4W2
Tel: (250) 385-7766 Fax: (250) 385-8773

Historically speaking

The Commercial Building Awards were started in 1991 by a group of REALTORS® who were concerned that commercial development within the Greater Victoria area was not receiving the recognition it deserved.

The Commercial Building Awards competition is recognized among architects, builders and developers and the real estate community as a prestigious event dedicated to the advancement of excellence in construction and design. Because of its success, the Victoria Commercial Building Awards program is now being emulated by various real estate boards throughout BC and across Canada.

The Commercial Division of the Victoria Real Estate Board is dedicated to advancement in quality developments and to encouraging a better environment within our community and is proud to sponsor this annual competition.